Dr. Kim's recent research areas include: 1) star formation in H II region to investigate whether or not initial mass function and circumstellar disk evolution are affected by star forming environment; and 2) debris disks around sun-like stars to study whether our solar system is common or rare. Kim focuses on multi-wavelength observational studies of star forming regions in H II regions using both ground-based and space telescopes. Star forming regions Kim is working on are young clusters in H II regions, where triggered mode of star formation is suggested. Kim is a member of the Spitzer Legacy program Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems. She has led and participated in various projects including Kuiper-Belt analogs around sun-like stars.